Journal article

Cognitive resilience following paediatric stroke: Biological and environmental predictors

Vicki Anderson, Simone Darling, Mark Mackay, Paul Monagle, Mardee Greenham, Anna Cooper, Rod W Hunt, Stephen Hearps, Anne L Gordon

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Little is known about resilience after paediatric stroke (PS), or the factors that contribute to better outcomes. Rather, research emphasis has been on impairment, measured through cross-sectional or retrospective designs, often heavily weighted to children presenting for clinical or rehabilitation follow-up. Implementing a resilience framework, this study aimed to investigate cognitive recovery post-stroke and factors that contribute to cognitive resilience at 12 months following PS. In a single site, prospective, longitudinal study (baseline, 1, 6, 12 months post-stroke), 61 children (55.7% male) aged 0-18 years, with a diagnosis of acute arterial ischemic stroke were recruited. Neurologic..

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